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Chainmail Bikini & Halter Tops

These handcrafted chainmail bikini tops are made to be comfortable daily wear at medieval events and Renaissance faires and form a captivating part of many dance costumes.
For more revealing fashions see our Women's Fashions Page

These chainmail bikini tops:
  • provide some support
  • are street legal with no lining
  • are made of light-weight, highest-quality aluminum alloy
  • have custom-sewn spandex straps for ultimate comfort

    They do NOT:
  • pinch or scratch
  • catch on piercing jewelry
  • heat up when worn in direct sunlight

    Chainmail bikini top $145.00
    We have the reputation of creating the most comfortable chainmail bikini tops available since 1992. Our classic metal tops can even be worn for swimming and sunbathing (no, they don't leave weird tan lines). Each top is crafted with from 1500 to 2000 small links, all interwoven into a tight enough weave to be street legal and not pinch. The 3 dimensional design and luxurious, custom sewn straps of heavyweight spandex provide the ultimate in metal bikini comfort. As she places each link, the artist/designer checks for proper closure and lack of burrs. She wears her own work so she knows how important comfort truely is. Shown with a Crystal coronet, ShadowPoint body chains, and a Colorful handpiece. See other view. View large size with a WebArt necklace and WebArt tiara.
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    Amira chainmail bikini top $160.00
    This metal bikini top is extremely popular for belly dancing, renaissance fairs and simply to wear outside in hot weather. The beautiful chainmail fringe hung with fire polished bead drops or nickel-plated bells lends additional charm. It was our own original idea to take the chainmail bikini concept beyond a plain top, and that was very popular during our years of vending at the Pennsic War. In fact, even after more than a decade since vending there, those very same tops are still spotted at that event. Our chainmail bikini tops provide coverage while allowing more air flow than any fabric we can think of. As with all our bikinis, the tight weave, smoothly closed links of lightweight aluminum, and deluxe, custom-sewn straps make it extremely comfortable to wear. Shown with Amira handflower and Amira bottom. View large size with nickel-plated bells shown with Wayfarer choker.
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    Crystalweave bikini top $167.50
    This halter bikini top is hung with an airy, web-like drape reminiscent of elven beauty. The metal is lightweight, yet strong, as magical elven maille was reputed to be. The web glitters with sets of fire polished beads, with your choice of color combined with smaller ones with the faerie-like glimmer of crystal aurora borealis color. You may now optionally choose little bells instead of beads for tiny silver-plated bells with a tinkling sound when you move. The shape accents the chest area while slimming the midriff. Each link is woven into the whole by the artist herself so the beauty of this piece is matched only by its amazing comfort. Yes, our lightweight aluminum is still a little heavier than fabric, but that's why it is supported by custom sewn, heavyweight spandex straps, providing the best possible comfort available. The close-up view with crystal aurora borealis beads shown with matching Amira necklace and Crystalweave headdress. See other view with an Ice-Flame dancer necklace.
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    Hexmaile halter top $165.00
    Used to be the only chainmaille bikini tops seen at Renaissance Faires and SCA events were plain and unadorned. Those days are long gone, a fact which this original and lasting design is partially responsible for. This stylish halter top features our comfortable bikini top base but the addition of an intricate drape of our hexagonal-shaped chainmaille turns it into a lovely halter top. This attractive drape also distracts attention from the stomach, making it a very popular creation. These attributes made this one of our all-time most crowd-pleasing clothing designs. As beautiful as this piece is, we place comfort above all else with our bikini tops. From the smooth, sensuous feel of the chainmaille to the plush, heavy spandex straps, you'll be amazed that a metal bikini can be so comfortable. Shown with a Raven headpiece, Diamond choker necklace and Diamond slave armlets. See other view.
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    Ice-Flame halter bikini top $195.00
    This incredible halter top goes well beyond a traditional chainmail bikini with its shiny chains and vivid beads forming patterns almost mystical or tribal in nature. Dancers of all types love the fire polished beads in triads and chains of vibrant blue-ice cobalt to sapphire blues, and photographs can not do justice to our gothic dark-fire look where bright red tones darken into rich garnet and gradually fade into black. The patterns of the shiny chains drape from the collar piece to the tight-woven chainmail. Below, more chains connect triads of beads and faceted drops in a richly attractive pattern. We set each link, bead and chain ourselves to create this phenomenal work of art. The shiny chains and connecting links are imitation rhodium plated and the chainmail is lightweight aluminum. Dark-fire colors shown here with an Ice-Flame dancer arm band and Ice-Flame belly jewelry. Also shown in blue-ice with Ice-Flame arm bands and Ice-Flame harem bracelets.
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    WebArt halter top $215.00
    Chainmail bikini tops are an enduring tradition but making them more artistic to be more than just a plain bikini was just not done before we started selling them. Once upon a time we would create one of a kind bikini tops with unique spiderwebs and other designs woven within and around them. Those pieces were always in great demand. However, we did not have the opportunity to make one for every customer who wanted one because she had to be wearing the top during the very time intensive web-weaving process. We are now pleased to be able to offer through mail order bikini tops similar to those original works of art. Each will be handwoven to order in colorful chains and adorned with matching firepolished beads bracketed with Hematite. Shown here with a WebArt over-skirt. As with all our bikini top based designs, this one is hand linked by the artist out of lightweight aluminum links and is supported by deluxe, heavyweight spandex straps hand-sewn for ultimate comfort. For a similar look in a more versatile fashion, consider a WebArt bodypiece and Chainmail bikini top combination.
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    Please note that we no longer make bikini tops larger than those offered here, though it's not uncommon for some women larger than the listed sizes to prefer wearing slightly smaller tops - especially when they have a slim ribcage or little need for support. At events we once created standard tops up through "HH" utilizing tailor-made support and unique ornament. We no longer sell at events and do not feel that proper sizing and support can be attained in those larger sizes without personal fittings.

    We've been creating incredibly comfortable and attractive chainmail bikini tops since we started this business in 1992. Our tops provide support and are so tightly woven that they are street legal with no lining.

    We insist on making them only in light-weight aluminum because the minimum of 2 pounds they would weigh in steel or brass gets uncomfortable quickly. Because they are metal, the straps are as important to their comfort as the quality of the chainmail. That is why we use deluxe custom-sewn straps of heavyweight spandex.

    As the artist closes each of the 1500 to 2000 little links, she checks to make sure the edges are closed flush so the piece will rest smoothly against the skin without scratching. The reason they can be worn unlined in public is also why they don't pinch. There's no room between the links to get anything caught there. The designer herself has small barbell jewelry in her piercing which does not get caught in the links.

    Sunbathing is also fine, leaving perfectly normal tan lines behind. As long as the aluminum is in close contact with the skin, it doesn't heat up in direct sunlight.

    All this contributes to why our tops are so often worn all day long at Renaissance faires and medieval events.

     For bottom wear, see our Chainmail Bottoms Page.


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